James Taylor, David Crosby and Graham Nash performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, last night. Crosby & Nash sang “Teach Your Children,” “Deja Vu,” and “This Is My Country,” and were joined by James and others for “This Land Is Your Land”. Ani DiFranco performed as well. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. all spoke at the event. e-town, the host of the event, has a Twitter page of quick observations from the night. The Boston Herald has an interview with James from last night. The Washington Times has a quick article on the show. Backbeat Online has an extensive review of the show, which details the set list. Elephant Journal has pictures. Graham Nash talks with Rocky Mountain News about the event. The same site reports that director Barry Levinson had a film crew taping last night for a documentary.
James Taylor also performed Monday night for a tribute to Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Tony Bennett, who headlined the event, also performed, as well as John Legend. James performed “You’ve Got A Friend”, and sang with Tony for “Put On A Happy Face” from Bennett’s recent duets album. Tavis Smiley and Valerie Harper were also spotted in attendance. Charlie Rangel served as emcee. NewsTrackInda.com of all sources has an article. CitizenSugar.com has an article, as well as pictures and about a minute of “You’ve Got A Friend” from a camera phone recording.